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ABC
Aug 28, 2013 11:00am PDT
. president obama and civil rights activists can demands are gathering at the lincoln memorial mark, the 1963 march on washington led by dr. martin luther king jr. early today, leap rhymes sang "amazing grace." ♪ amazing grace ♪ how sweet the sound jamie foxx and al sharpton also spoke this morning. >> abc7 news is joined by our reporter in washington, dc. >> good morning, that is oprah winfrey talking behind me and it is a tall order to try to speak as she is speaking but right now you can see that the people have all their eyes on oprah. it seems like this maybe was a little bit slow to get going but it is very humid here and this has been a lot of rain and people have to go through security checkpoints in order to come out here but, now, this is a crowd that is excited and eagerly awaiting remarks from president obama. it is impossible to miss the symbolism of the nation's first black president speaking on the 50th anniversary of dr. king's "i have a dream" speech. a lot people just happy to be here. there are so many people who were here 50 years ago who decided to come back and are p
KICU
Aug 30, 2013 7:00pm PDT
roads as people try to get out of town. >>> plus, president obama speaks out about the use of chemical weapons in syria as his justification for a possible missile strike. this is bay area news at 7. >>> i'm heather holmes. this is bay area news at 7. it is the start of a holiday weekend. we are counting down to bay bridge history, bay area history, the grand opening of new eastern span of the bay bridge is three days away. there is a chance they could open it early. just before 5:00 tonight, we received an update from the project spokesman, who says the work is proceeding right on schedule. he says crews completed all the grinding today in both directions. they are about halfway done with paving the west bound lanes and begun striping. east bound paving is complete. >> the focus will be on switching out the lighting in the tunnels from the traditional lights that have been there to led lights. they will continue that work over the next 24 hours. they are also going to wash the inside of the tunnel. >> gordon says the main goals are eefficiency and safety. asked whether it
NBC
Aug 26, 2013 5:00pm PDT
government will pay. >> president obama believe there is must be accountability for those who would eyes the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> reporter: president obama kept to his schedule awarding a medal of honor and every indication says he'll order u.s. military action against sear you. options are sending in u.s. fighters or yierzing cruise missiles or both. u.n. inspectors in syria were shot at but finally allowed to the scenes of the two suspected chemical weapons attacks. experts worry so much time has passed any tests might be inconclusive. but some kind of military action seems sure to be ordered by the commander-in-chief. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >> nbc news will have team coverage of the situation in syria including reports from the region and political pressure facing president obama here at 5:30. >> i'm maryann favreau where investigators warn you not to fall for scam artists warning to look for poisonous snakes. >> ladies and gentlemen, take the time to learn about the invisible wounds of war. >> a soldier with
NBC
Aug 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
a dream" speech. president obama spoke on that same spot. live at the lincoln memorial. good evening, steve. >> reporter: good evening. organizers say 100,000 people came here to washington today, most including president obama believe we have come a long way in our nation. it is still divided by race but nowhere near as badly as we were when dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his speech here in washington in 1963. 50 years later marching in washington again was ducky burris. less emotional this time. >> now i'm 77. >> reporter: is it because things are better now? >> things are better in some areas. >> reporter: half a century later on this day as the crowd gathered in the rain at the lincoln memorial only 54% of americans believe the dream has been achieved. only 21% of african-americans do. congressman john lewis is the sole surviving speaker from '63. >> 50 years later we can ride anywhere we want to ride, we can say what we want to say. those lines that say whites and colored are gone. >> reporter: all eyes were on america's first black president. barack obama did not descend
CBS
Aug 30, 2013 12:00pm PDT
minutes, president obama called syria's use of chemical weapons, quote, a challenge to the world and a threat to national security. >> we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. this kind of attack threatens our national security interests by violating well-established international norms against the use of chemical weapons by further threatening friends and allies of ours in the region like israel and turkey and jordan, and it increases the risk that chemical weapons will be used in the future and fall into the hands of terrorist who is might use them against us. >> the president said he made no decision yet but he is considering limited and narrow action against syria. earlier a declassified intelligence report was released laying out some of the evidence against syrian president bashar assad's government. cbs reporter danielle nottingham has that part of the story. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry arrived at the white house for a national security council meeting weighing a possible military strike against
CBS
Aug 7, 2013 7:00am PDT
th, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." word from president obama he is canceling his meeting with president putin over russia's decision to grant asylum to nsa leaker edward snowden. plus, a new suspected american drone strike on al qaeda. >>> the surprising heart procedure for former president george w. bush. >>> the chef leading michelle obama's fight against childhood obesity. finally good news. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> this radical violent extremism is still out there. >> president obama warns the nation of a global terror threat. >> another possible drone strike in yemen overnight. >> strikes are an effort to disrupt an al qaeda terror plot. >> the g-20 summit is in st. petersburg. >> i will be going there. >> however, president obama canceling a meeting with vladimir putin. >> saying he was disappointed russia granted asylum to the nsa leaker. >> former president bush home from the hospital after a heart procedure. doctors inserted a stent to clear a blockage. >> senators
CBS
Aug 28, 2013 7:00am PDT
speech. >> president obama among those who will speak at a ceremony today celebrating that dream. >> free at leaast, free at last thank god almighty we are free at last. >> a military jury should begin deciding today whether the ft. hood texas shooter major hasan will be executed. >> just in time for the holiday weekend, there's a shark scare off the southern california coast. >> all that -- >> she's done it, upset of the championship. welcome to the big time victoria duval. >> and all that matters. >> dr. king would say the election of barack obama is not necessarily the fulfillment of my dream but only a downpayment. >> on "cbs this morning." >> billy ray was supposed to be on the show tonight. i'm not quite sure he's worked out what his explanation is yet. >> you know what i heard on the asylum in russia. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie and norah are off today but anthony mason is here. >> hello, gayle king. >> good to see you. as you wake up in the west, the u.s. is building its case for a military strike against syria. an attack could come within days. u.s. officials plan
KBCW
Aug 26, 2013 10:00pm PDT
.com. you'll also find interactive maps. >> tonight, the obama administration is considering military action against syria. secretary of state, john kerry, says evidence strongly i. cats that chemical weapons were used in an attack last week that killed hundreds of people. >> the slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children, and innocent bystanders, by chemical weapons is an obscenity. >> the white house is discussing options with congressional leaders and the pentagon. kpix5 talked to syrian americans and takes a look at the options for military strike. >> this is jugs all the stuff you see every day. >> many of the relatives in syria have escaped to egypt, lebanon, and the u.s., safe from syria's civil war and threat of chemical weapons. >> my last uncle was shot by a government sniper. he was 72 years old. he wasn't protesting. he just -- they just did it. they have no mercy. >> the syrian american hopes that president obama will help the opposition fight syrian president assad. >> we would interfere to put an end to the chemical weapons. >> what kind of milita
KRON
Aug 29, 2013 4:00am PDT
allegations. and a special election has been set to find a new mayor. >> president obama is still deciding if he will launch a military strike against syria. and some in congress want answers. that coming up. but first. yosemite. >> firefighters are making fire, which has been burning for nearly two- weeks in and around yosemite national park. and alameda county fire says the crews it deployed a week ago are on their way back home, after a strike team relieved them of their duties. here is what we know this morning. the rim fire has charred more than 192-thousand acres. which is more than 300 square miles. the wildfire is 30-percent contained. that is up from 23-percent yesterday. the san francisco public utilities commission says that the city's water supply reservoir remains *unaffected by the massive rim fire. kron 4's philippe djegal reports from tuolumne county with more. >> the new images paint a very smokey and firey picture. as you can see. the fire still emitting what looks like a volcanic eruption. fire crews continue to battle the flames on the shoulders of highways. while heli
CBS
Aug 27, 2013 4:30am PDT
syrian americans hope the obama administration does to quell the crisis. >> no, this isn't fog. how a fast-moving storm left one city shrouded in dust. ,, ,, people go to a mattress store and essentially they just get sold something. we provide the exact individualization that your body needs. this labor day, don't invest in a mattress until you visit a sleep number store. when we actually lower the sleep number setting to get the sleep number bed to conform to them, it's amazing the transition that you see with people. -oh, that feels really good. it's hugging my body. they just look at you like you cured all the problems they've ever had. we hear it all the time: "i didn't know a bed could feel like this." oh yeah. at our biggest sale of the year, every sleep number bed is on sale. queen mattresses now start at just $599. and for one week only, save an incredible 50% on the sleep number limited edition memory foam mattress sets but only through labor day! the sleep number bed is more than just a mattress. you sleep on it, you'll understand. don't miss the biggest sale of the year
NBC
Aug 24, 2013 5:30am PDT
. president obama set to meet with his top team today to figure out what the u.s. should do when it comes to the crisis in syria. as two navy destroyers remain in the region in case they're needed. is the u.s. preparing a strike? >>> and no baby, a giant panda is a proud new mom today giving birth to her third cub. the eyes of the world watching their every move. we'll go live to the zoo to see how everyone's doing. today's saturday, august 24th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and erica hill. live from rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone, welcome to "today" on a saturday morning, i'm lester holt. >> and i'm erica hill. tom, of course, with us because jenna is on maternity leave and is now officially a mom. >> she tweeted out about half an hour ago. said, survived first night home with harper, but just barely. she's got pipes. >> as a parent, jenna, i can tell you the crying will stop after about a week. trust me on that. everything will be fine. >> right? and it's not fair how the babies sleep for the first few days and you think piece of cake
FOX
Aug 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
at the stores that were robbed and how there may be a connection. >> president obama on the move. where he's headed this morning and the proposals he's pushing to make college more affordable. >> good morning. right now traffic is doing pretty well in many areas. we have trouble spots. san mateo bridge slow now getting out to the span. more about that coming up. >> we have plenty of low clouds in place and a cooler pattern. almost good-bye to the thunderstorms. the rim fire is really taking a turn for the worst. [ female announcer ] jump-start your day with mcdonald's dollar menu at breakfast. home of the irresistible sausage burrito. ♪ and freshly brewed premium roast coffee you love. plus other amazing tastes for just a dollar each. ♪ every day, as always, there's a lot to love for a little on mcdonald's dollar menu. ♪ >>> time now 7:13. we have breaking news. a shooting violence happening in san francisco. brian flores is on the situation right now. this just happened a short while ago. what happened out there in san francisco? >> reporter: we're still learning to piece that toget
KBCW
Aug 28, 2013 10:00pm PDT
. >> weighing options when it comes to syria. president obama says the u.s. may go against the united nations wishes. >>> honoring the dream. martin luther king, jr. speech 50 years ago. >>> continuing coverage of the bay bridge closure. >>> met a number of the folks on treasure island today. the construction going on. high temperature. we made it to the 80s away from the water. there was significant change coming to the bay area as we head toward the weekend. details on that next. ,,,,,,,,,,,, chemical weapons attack aga its own people. but the united states says co prevent fu obamas in. >>> president obama has not decided how the u.s. will react to the chemical attack in syria. >> i have no interest in any kind of open-ended cob flick in syria, but we have to make sure when countries break international norms on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us they are held accountable. an american submarine along with four destroyers and a fifth is on the way. >>> thousands of people from across the country gathered in the national mall to remember martin luther king, jr.'s call for ra
NBC
Aug 21, 2013 4:30am PDT
, the party of former president morsi. republican senator mccain called on president obama to take a stronger stance against egypt, which still receives federal aid from the u.s. >> the united states has influence, but if the united states doesn't use that influence, then it has no influence. so far the united states has sent a very, very mixed message to the people who have caused mayhem in the streets of cairo and egypt. >> mccain has called on the u.s. to cut off the more than $1 billion in annual military aid it sends to egypt. >>> we are learning the obama administration is close to making a decision on this federal aid. yesterday, the president met with his national security council, secretary of state john kerry and and other members of the cabinet to talk about the issue. as of now, funding to egypt is still intact, and no cuts have been made. >>> the man at center of the largest leak of classified documents in history will learn his fate. a military judge is expected to sentence private bradley manning at 7:00 this morning. manning faces up to 90 years in prison for leaking more than
KRON
Aug 27, 2013 7:00am PDT
.s. forces are now ready to act on any order by president obama to strike syria. the u.s. navy has four destroyers in the eastern mediterranean sea within range of the targets inside syria. the u.s. also has a more planes in the region. meanwhile, secretary of state john kerry says there is a undeniable evidence of a large-scale chemical weapons attacking syria. with intelligence strongly pointing to bashar assad's regimen. kerry says this international norm cannot be violated without consequences. >> we will be following the latest of this escalation. >> the man acquitted of second-degree murder charges in the shooting at delta 17 year-old treyvon martin is seeking legal fees from the state of florida. george is a woman's attorney has said that he plans to ax the state to cover release $200,000 of his legal expenses. attorney mark omara says that because zimmerman was acquitted, state law requires florida to pay all of his legal costs. >> new this morning, students says sandy hook elementary school in newtown, conn. head back to school today. in december 201220 year-old adam lanza shot
KICU
Aug 30, 2013 11:00pm PDT
7 >>> continuing coverage, the crieses in syria, president obama said today he is weighing limited and narrow action against the regime. he said syria has endangered the national security of the united states and has violated established norms against the use of chemical weapon. the obama administration said 1,429 people were killed in last week's chemical weapons attack, including 426 children. so far, the president has not asked congress for approval for a military strike and france is the only major foreign power to support retaliation. president obama contends there is no excuse for killing innocent people, including such large numbers of women and children. still opposition to an attack on syria is widespread both around the world and here at home. as john tells us, the president is facing a real predicament. >> reporter: an east bay physician that lived in syria as a child and visited family there as recently as five years ago. >> it's near and dear to my heart. >> reporter: the chemical weapons attack on the syrian people hit him hard. >> my heart bleeds for all of these kid
FOX
Aug 23, 2013 6:00am PDT
president obama's health care law as ktvu kyla campbell reports. 80 house republicans wrote a letter to their leader, kyla. >> reporter: dave, more than one-third of house republicans asked speaker boehner to avoid any budget deal that helps implement obama care. this is setting up a fiscal fight for the fall. a new budget is due september 30th and the very next day health care exchange opens so people can shop for insurance. if the republican controlled house tries to defund obama care, it's all but certain the democratic controlled senate won't sign on and neither would president obama. it's doubtful lawmakers would come one a long-term budget in september. they are only scheduled to work in washington for two weeks. leaders from both parties hinted a temporary extension of the current budget giving them a few extra months to agree on a long-term spending plan and avoid a government shut down. here's a look at the letter the house republicans sent speaker john boehner. they are calling obama care aegirines. i will explain their reasoning at 7:15. >>> today president obama continue
FOX
Aug 26, 2013 5:00pm PDT
in sonora, robert honda, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> president obama has spoken to governor brown about the response to the rim fire. the president called him yesterday and the white house gave an overview of the call, saying the president expressed his gratitude for the brave men and women working tirelessly to combat this fire. and the president provided his equipment to needed resources to support the ongoing state and local response. san francisco water authorities are filling water reserves as the fire goes closer to the hetch hetchy reservoir. officials say they currently have a reserve water supply that will last for the next several months. >>> san jose's family camp at yosemite is ending the season more than a month early because of the wildfire. also currently, no running water at the camp. more than 100 people were evacuated from that city run camp last monday. it was originally ended to schedule its season in the beginning of october. coming up, we'll talk with families who have made coming to the sight a yearly tradition, and they will us how they plan to honor that fire ra
FOX
Aug 30, 2013 10:00pm PDT
in syria, president obama said today he is weighing limited and narrow action against the regime. he said syria has endangered the national security of the united states and has violated established norms against the use of chemical weapon. the obama administration said 1,429 people were killed in last week's chemical weapons attack, including 426 children. so far, the president has not asked congress for approval for a military strike and france is the only major foreign power to support retaliation. president obama contends there is no excuse for killing innocent people, including such large numbers of women and children. still opposition to an attack on syria is widespread both around the world and here at home. as john tells us, the president is facing a real predicament. >> reporter: an east bay physician that lived in syria as a child and visited family there as recently as five years ago. >> it's near and dear to my heart. >> reporter: the chic weapons attack on the syrian people hit him hard. >> my heart bleeds for all of these kids, women and families that have lost their lives.
CBS
Aug 21, 2013 7:00am PDT
obama has said that syria's government would cross a red line if it uses chemical weapons against its own people. we're monitoring the white house for any response. >> police outside atlanta say they cannot explain a motive for a near tragedy there. a gunman fired at officers yesterday from inside an elementary school. no one hurt. the suspect surrendered after a plea from a school employee. outside the academy, mark good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, gayle. this is a shaken community. its school year barely one week under way and this happens. police say there are no known connections between the gunman and the school. but he did seem to have a plan to kill. [ sirens ] the gunshots broke out just after 1:00 p.m. when police say 20-year-old michael brandon hill a convicted felon, opened fire inside mcnair discovery learning academy in suburban atlanta. >> shooting scene, 2162 2nd avenue, at mcnair. >> hostage situation, there are shots being fired. >> reporter: authorities say he was armed with an ak-47 and other weapons and likely entered beh
NBC
Aug 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT
school football this weekend because of the poor air quality. >>> still no decision from president obama on what action he wants to take against syria for the alleged use of chemical weapons. if he does take any action, he may have to do it alone. just a couple of hours ago the british parliament went against prime minister david cam money and rejected any military intervention in syria. in the u.s., democrats and republicans also hesitant about an attack on the syrian ren jet stream. they are demanding a vote first. nbc bay area's steve handelsman is in washington with the latest developments. >> reporter: america is divided. in raleigh, north carolina, calls for a military strike on syria. but the opposite view in charlotte. >> we should keep our nose out of other people's business and let them deal with it on their own. >> reporter: president obama warned last night on pbs that americans are in danger from what he charges the syrian government used. >> chemical weapons. they can have devastating effects. could be directed at us. >> reporter: today his top aides are presenting proof to
NBC
Aug 30, 2013 5:00pm PDT
obama is asking americans for support as he moves closer to taking action against syria. today his administration bluntly accused bashar al assad's regime of releasing chemical weapons on his own people. we have the details. also, reaction from the syrian community here in the bay area, marianne. >> jessica, president obama says he won't send troops into syria. today i talked with the president of the syrian american council here in the bay area. he says his group, which has 400 members, is not asking for american soldiers to respond to syria but he is hoping the u.s. will take swift action to stop what he called the syrian president's rein of terror. >> reporter: what led up to the tragic deaths of more than 1400 people in syria. today secretary of state john kerry revealed unclassified intelligence indicating the syrian regime prepared for last week's chemical attacks for days. >> this is the indiscriminate, inconceivable horror of chemical weapons. this is what assad did to his own people. >> reporter: president obama said today he is considering a limited strike. >> in no event
CBS
Aug 26, 2013 4:30am PDT
latest from the "timesaver traffic" center. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> sources in the obama administration say the u.s. is preparing for possible military action in syria after a suspected chemical weapons attack outside damascus killed hundreds of civilians. marlie hall reports today the united nations will begin investigating whether poisonous gases. a warning, some images may be difficult to watch. >>> reporter: white house officials say there is little doubt syrian forces used chemical weapons to attack civilians in the suburbs of damascus. aid groups say the alleged attack last wednesday killed more than 300 people including women and children. after days of pressure and meetings with united nations representatives, sunday the syrian government agreed to let u.n. experts inspect the site of the alleged attack. syria's information minister says, the regime of president bashar assad has never used chemical weapons. the united nations team will begin a factfinding monday to determine if poisonous gases were used. but the united states is concerned it's too late. u.s. offic
CBS
Aug 26, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. president obama today presented army f sergeant ty carter with the nation's highest military award... the medal of honor. >>> a soldier from antioch is presented army staff sergeant ty carter with the nation's highest military award, the medal of honor. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states accompanied by medal of honor recipient staff sergeant ty carter. >> reporter: more than 40 members of his family filled the room. >> if you want to know what a true american hero looks like then you don't have to look too far. you just have to look at your dad. >> reporter: in this video recorded by the taliban it was an ambush at command out post keating. on october 3, 2009, u.s. troops were outnumbered by hundreds of taliban fighters. ty carter risked his life to save an injured soldier and resupply ammunition to soldiers drafted in a humvee. >> it was chaos. the blizzard of bullets and steel into which ty ran not once, twice or even a few times but perhaps 10 times and in doing so he displayed the he ises of true heroism, not the urge to surpass but the urge to serve o
CBS
Aug 27, 2013 12:00pm PDT
. >>> developing news now. president obama is considering a limited military strike on syria to punish syrian president bashar assad for using chemical weapons in his country's civil war. cbs reporter tara mergener reports from the white house. >> reporter: united nations inspectors returned to their damascus hotel after their second visit to the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack had to be postponed for security reasons. the obama administration isn't waiting for the team's findings. secretary of state john kerry says there is undenial evidence syrian president bashar assad used toxic gas on his own people. defense secretary chuck hagel telled the bbc, u.s. forces will be ready to act as soon as president obama gives the order. >> but if you the order comes you're ready to go like that? >> we are ready to go like that. >> reporter: four u.s. navy warships are in the eastern mediterranean ready to launch cruise missiles that would likely strike syrian military targets. the white house has been reaching out to congress and nato allies to build support for action. president obama has
KRON
Aug 7, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. hit a tipping point. why president obama is calling off plans to meet with russia's president putin. but first. maureen whip then -- >> reporter:the cleveland home where three women were held captive for a decade -- is just a memory tonight. we'll show you - next. @÷ path >> pam: a san bruno man is behind bars for the second time in less than two months. for allegedly breaking into women's homes. wearing only his underpants. kron 4's maureen kelly spoke with police who say, the suspect's behavior was even more alarming the second time. >> reporter:the first incident happened here in san bruno.at a home on 900 block of el camino.the smc da's office says the female victim got out of teh shower to find rodney nah-rye- en.clad only in his underpants.holding her bra and shirt. he pled no contest to misdeamor tresspassing and was sentenced to 30 days in jail.but got out early for good behavior.back and released around the end of >> reporter:just days after getting out.a south san francisco woman living here on the 800 block of second lane with her two children.made a frantic call to poli
NBC
Aug 29, 2013 6:00pm PDT
coming up in a few minutes. >>> today the obama administration announced legal same sex marriages will be recognized for federal tax purposes. this means that gay couples can claim the same tax benefits as heterosexual couples. the ruling applies no matter where same sex couples live in a state that recognizes same sex marriage. the treasury secretary assured a today the rule assures that same sex couples can move around the country knowing their federal filing will not change. >>> the court is upholding the gay therapy ban. they say it doesn't violate the free speech right. it prohibits practitioners from offering psychotherapy aimed at making gay youth straight. the law has been on hold pending the ninth circuit's ruling >>> for the first time in a decade, scores fell this time on # today's release of the api shows a two point drop in test scores statewide. but a majority of schools continued to meet the statewide target of 8 h00 on the api. open unified, 721, san jose, 798, and san francisco unified, 805. the state also released the most recent numbers for the high school exit
ABC
Aug 28, 2013 5:00am PDT
of the future and hope from the nation's first black president, president obama. >> 50 years ago today, they poured into washington, by the bus loads, a march of tens of thousands, black and white, to the monument of the president would freed the slaves. their signs and voices demanding racial equality. today a celebration of progress at the lincoln memorial and a call to action on new challenges, three american presidents: jimmy carter, bill clinton and barack obama speak from the same steps where dr. martin luther king jr. delivered the historic speech. organizers expect thousands to turnout to show that dr. king's dream still lives on. a day will begin with prayer at the shiloh baptist church. >> we were behind where dr. king's shoulder is, we were close enough to be able to hear all the speeches. >> lynn was just 16 when she attended the 1963 march on washington, dc, and hopes today's speeches inspire younger generations to keep fighting for justice. >> what is disturbing is to see that even with the black president we still have a long way to go. >> congressman john lewis a young
KOFY
Aug 26, 2013 9:00pm PDT
to be mid gated. dealt with and we want to make sure that the forest is replanted. >> president obama called governor brown on sunday offering federal help of the more than 3600 firefighters so far only 2 have received minor injuries. this is abc 7 news. >> this is what remains of the berkeley family camp. the campground buildings reduced to ashessa#m÷ yesterday when flames over ran the site. it has been a vacation spot for berkeley residents for 91 years. look at what it looked like just days ago on the 11. on the right see the devastation caused by the fire. berkeley officials are assessing the damage they say 2 words too early to think about rebuildin rebuilding. we receive pictures from people who visit enjoying the camp over the years. if this was taken three 3 summers ago if you have picture or stories from previous trip to the camp send them to us at kg o dash tv.com. >> concern growing tonight that the rim fire could affectír san francisco about power supply. assessment team from san francisco public utility commission is heading to the reservoir to see if flames hav
FOX
Aug 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: doubts over evidence aside, for the white house, it's now decision time. >> president obama says syrian president bashar al-assad is responsible for a chemical attack on his own people. he promises accountability but says no decision has been made on how to respond. >> he takes the requirement to make these decisions very seriously. and he's carefully considering the circumstances before him. >> reporter: but preparations are already underway for a potential strike. u.s. military assets are in the eastern mediterranean, ready to go whenever the president gives the order. and the white house is quickly laying out its case, amid concern from congress, which wants a role in the final decision. >> let congress authorize this activity. >> i'd like to have everybody in on this. >> i definitely believe that there needs to be a vote. >> reporter: the administration is briefing high-ranking members of congress and is expected to release an unclassified intelligence report with the evidence soon. in london, the prime minister, cameron, argued for military action. >> that is enough to inclu
CSPAN
Aug 16, 2013 2:00pm EDT
-federal legislation sharply oun the rise during the obama -- sharply on the rise during the obama administration. mr. millhiser, get us started what kind of laws? guest: you have to go back to the early terrorist of the united states to understand what we are talking about so once upon a time we were 13 colonies and when we won the revolutionary war these were really 13 different countries. the supreme court was very aggressive about 100 years ago. there was a question of whether some things like social security would be constitutional. now you are seeing some states who are saying they want to go back on that deal when they made when they became a union. the states should be allowed to overrule federal laws they don't like. that's a serious problem. james madison at one point warned if we allow this it could bring an end to the union because if federal law isn't supreme and the constitution says it is the supreme law of the land, we aren't a union in meaningful sense. host: what laws are we talking about? guest: across a whole host of policy areas, whether it be health care, resistance to obamacare
CBS
Aug 8, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >> president obama canceled his meeting with russian president putin next month in moscow. >> he didn't like putin's demands the summit be held shirtless. >> three power ball tickets match in last night's drawing. >> china, throwing passengers from their seats. 23 were injured. >> hugging christian renaldo. >> uh-oh, he's feeling it. the big finish. >> and all that matters. >> caretakers implementing an innovative way to keep vegetation under control. they're bringing on the goats. >> on "cbs this morning." >> if the president wanted to hurt putin, he would have said he was coming and stood him up. trust me, that hurts the most. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose is on asignment so anthony mason is with us. as you're waking up in the west a wildfire is racing across southern california threatening about half a dozen communities. 1,500 people have been evacuated. several homes burned. >> so far, three people are hurt. the silver fire broke out about 80 miles east of los angeles. ben tracy is at the scene in cabazon. >> reporter: anthony and norah, good morn
CBS
Aug 27, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >>> put on a mask of president obama. >> are you a democrat or republican? >> i'm a rodeo clown. >> the hug. i'm surprised you didn't give him the racket. >> welcome to the network. >> wait, we're doing this every night. >> all that matters. >> president obama the medal of honor. >> if you want to know what a true american hero looks like you don't have to look too far. just look at your dad. >> on "cbs this morning." >> three metro cops accepted a partygoers standoff invitation at the london carnival. boy, did they have the moves. >> quite a lot of twerking. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning," charlie rose and norah o'donnell are off today but anthony mason is here. >> good to be back. >> good to have you here. u.s. military preparing for an attack on syria. the obama administration is making its most forceful case yet for action. >> the president is expected to reveal evidence today showing syria did use chemical weapons against its own people. bill plante is at the white house. bill, good morning. >> gayle anthony, good morning. there's no longer a
NBC
Aug 29, 2013 5:00am PDT
maps and transit alternatives. >>> it is 5:03. now to the latest in syria. president obama is vowing that american retaliation for the syrian government's alleged use of chemical weapons would send a strong signal. the president says he's sure the syrian government is behind the attack that killed hundreds of people last week and this morning we could find out why. u.s. intelligence officials will brief congressional leaders on exactly what evidence convinced president obama that syria's government was responsible. 116 lawmakers signed a letterpress suring the president to get congressional approval before taking any military action. but mr. obama has signaled he could act even without backing from america's allies or the u.n. >>> in less than two weeks is when firefighters say they hope to have the massive rim fire burning near yosemite fully contained. there's good news to report this morning as crews are managing to gain a little bit of ground against the flames. the fire is now 30% contained. yesterday at this time it was 23%. it has charred more than 300 square miles. that's an
CBS
Aug 28, 2013 5:00am PDT
under way for today's march on washington. president obama will be attending the ceremony. he will be joined by former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton. obama considers the historic event of 1963 to be a seminal event. he says the anniversary is a time to reflect on how far the country has come and how far it still has to go. a bay area man was there 50 years ago to witness history in the making. >> i knew that this man was going to do something magnificent and that's what he did. >> later this morning, cecil williams tells kpix 5 what it was like to be there and how the speech inspired him to make a difference. >>> well, it's 5:14. let's kick it over to liz and find out what's going on in trafficland. >> not much. it's pretty quiet. we like to hear that because tomorrow could be a different story with the bay bridge close the hopefully people will take a long labor day holiday weekend. if you're causing the golden gate bridge, the big issue is fog. it's soupy this morning heading across the deck from sausalito towards doyle drive. no delay in either direction and they
CBS
Aug 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
for today's march on washington. president obama will be attending the ceremony and he will be joined by former presidents carter and clinton. mr. obama considers the historic event of 1963 to be a seminal event. he says the anniversary is a good time to reflect on how far the country has come and still has to go. 50 years later a bay area man remains dedicated to making sure everyone is treated equal. i had a chance to sit down with cecil williams as he reflected on the march on washington. >> i have a dream today. >> reporter: those are words forever ingrained in our country's history, martin luther king, jr. august 28, 1963, in front of a quarter of a million people at the link congress memorial inspired a nation. >> i knew that this man was going to do something magnificent. >> reporter: williams was there. >> i was just taken back completely because i never seen that many people come together and for a cause that touched my life because of the pigmentation of my skin. there were people who said you can't do it. you're black. no matter what you've accomplished you still can't be t
FOX
Aug 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
. the pressure on president obama as he takes the podium today. >>> good morning. right now traffic is getting busier all over the bay area including on highway 4 coming up to the willow pass grade. we will tell you where the traffic trouble spots are. >>> and in weather right now a layer of warm air compressing the marine layer. the net result dense fog that could effect your morning commute. we'll highlight the warmest day of the week and the changes you can expect for the holiday weekend. >>> these are live pictures of interfaith memorial service. if i'm not mistaken, this is dr. martin luther king's daughter. his youngest daughter. i'm going to check that. let's listen for just a second. >> as we go forward, we go forward in the spirit and in the strength and in the tradition of our four parents. understanding that without our faith, we will not be successful. and so we are called here today to remember, to reflect, and to commemorate the prophet, the pastor, the spiritual leader, the one who understood that if it were not for his faith, they would not have overcome. and he told them when
FOX
Aug 23, 2013 7:00am PDT
in washington say they'd rather cause a government shut down than pay for president obama's health care law. as ktvu's kyla campbell reports from our washington d.c. news room, these lawmakers are preparing for fiscal fights this fall. >> reporter: house republicans signed this letter sent to house speaker, john boehner, they say obama care is the reason workers around the country are seeing their hours get cut. mostly tea party backed conservatives want boehner to avoid a budget plan that would help implement the president's health care law. congress is on recess this month. several republican lawmakers at home are holding town halls to put obama care in the spotlight. >> if the republican party, republican lawmakers go out and make a case to the american people that obama care is hurting them, it's costing jobs, having hours cut back on their work, we can go out and win this fight. >> reporter: a new budget is needed by september 30th and october 1st, the health care exchange is open, so people can start shopping for insurance through obama care. this could become a high stakes political
KBCW
Aug 25, 2013 8:30am PDT
killing himself. this morning the obama administration is saying they have little doubt they used chemical weapons on attack and civilian and soldiers at least 100 people are killed the president however not yet decided on how to respond. this just in syria has agreed to allow the un to visit the site. >> tens of thousands of people converged on the national mall in washington, d.c. to mark the 50th anniversary of martin luther king jr. i have a dream speech. sat's event was this part activist who endured fire hoses and police brutality in the fight for equality for african- american. the only surviving speaker from the event, congressman john lewis said king's vision includes everyone. >> it doesn't matter whether we're black or white, latino, asian america or native american. it doesn't matter whether we're straight or gay, we're one people -- >> the actual anniversary is wednesday, that is when president obama will speak from the steps of the lincoln memorial along with former president bill clinton and jimmy carter. close tore home, hundreds of people marched in san jose, they walked a
KBCW
Aug 27, 2013 10:00pm PDT
on thursday to vote on an action -- military action. although president obama hasn't made a final decision, u.s. officials will begin to strike soon after that. david martin, cbs news the pentagon. >>> j they are calling themselves the syrian electronic army. as of half an hour ago, they were unable to log on to the site. >>> and tonight, the fencing, sound system and jumbotrons are in place in the washington mall. tomorrow marks 50 years since dr. martin luther king, jr., historic speech at the steps of the lincoln memorial. president obama will make a speech tomorrow in front of a crowd that organizers expect to top 20,000 people. >>> we've been warning about it for months. the bay bridge will shut down tomorrow night. believe it or not, we talked to people who still hasn't gotten the message. >>> the reason behind the new ban considered for a bay area city. >>> imagine having $3 billion in cash that you can't use? that's exactly what happened to the federal reserve after the mint messed up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,, tomorrow night at eight. and will reopen next tuesday. we . >>> the bay bridge closes
NBC
Aug 25, 2013 11:00pm PDT
were killed. >> obama we need your help! >> reporter: outside the white house, demonstrators called on president obama to halt the bloodshed in syria. u.s. officials say there's little doubt chemical weapons were used last week in an attack that killed hundreds, leaving the president to consider plans for a possible military strike. >> we are prered to exercise whatever option, if he decides to employ one of those options. >> reporter: as the white house spent the weekend lining up support from other world power, syria finally agreed to let u.n. inspectors see the attack site on monday. the area has been shelved for the last five day, likely destroying evidence. >> i think we will respond in a surge callaway. >> reporter: though some are calls for action, few want boots on the ground. >> something that gets their attention, that causes them to yuptd stand that we are not going to put up with this kind of activity. >> reporter: the navy has four destroyers in the mediterranean, missiles ready to fire at the president's order. brian moore, nbc news, washington. >>> many people in isra
NBC
Aug 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
obama is saying could happen next. >>> we'll have more on the closing of the bay bridge. more live reports later in the newscast. >>> a live look at the bay bridge. it is closed and the heavy equipment has come in. the crews are working on that level to bring in the asphalt, lay it down. you can see a live look right now. the crews are laying down, striping, repaving and getting ready for the big opening the day after labor day. it is closed to traffic for the next five days to so that workers can get it finished and open tuesday morning. we invite you to stay with us. we'll let you know if anything changes with the opening and how to get around town. >>> will the u.s. take action against syria in we may know more by tomorrow morning. the president says he is confident that the syrian government used chemical weapons on its people last week. >> the attack killed hundreds of people. u.n. inspectors are in syria investigating the attack. earlier today the u.n. secretary council did not reach an agreement on a british proposed plan that would authorize military force against syria. pr
ABC
Aug 22, 2013 4:30am PDT
. the government denies the claims but the obama administration is asking the u.n. to urgently investigate. >> more chaos in egypt. ousted former president mubarak is expected to be freed from prison at any moment. last month's military coup has some wondering if they are headed back to mubarak's old regime. we go to washington, dc, for the latest. >> the death toll in egypt is staggering a thousand people killed in a week. enjoy, fear of more tension after two years in jail waiting for a retrial, mubarak could walk out of detail. the prime minister ordered him to be placed under house arrest. >> this is horrible. it will cancel everything we have been through, all the killing, all the blood shed, devastating. >> this is seen as a blow to the 2010 revolution and could give more weight to allegations that last in's removal of the democratically elected president by the military was a step toward running to the old regime. the state department calls it an internal issue. >> working its way through the legal system there. >> senator john mccain made the case for cutting off more than $1 billion in aid
ABC
Aug 23, 2013 11:00am PDT
. right now the nasdaq is up 12 points at 3650. >>> developing news, president obama says the u.s. is still trying to confirm a deadly chemical weapons attack in syria near the capital of damascus. >> what we've seen indicates that this is clearly a big event of grave concern. you know, we are already in communications with the entire international community. >> president obama tells cnn that if toxic gases were used, such actions are very troublesome and will require america's attention. he didn't specify what, if any, action the u.s. would take against syria. there could be 1,000 to 1600 victims in this week's attack. the syrian government denies involvement. >>> new this morning, north and south korea will allow families who have been separated for decades to see each other again. the emotional reunions will happen late next month at a north korean mountain resort. it will be the first such reunion to take place in three years. 100 families each from the sort and south have been invited to the event. the announcement is the latest conciliatory announcement from the north whic
ABC
Aug 25, 2013 6:00am PDT
. >>> it's a rare honor bestowed on the bravest service members. today president obama will award the medal of honor to a soldier who grew up in the bay area. staff sergeant ty carter was serving in afghanistan in 2009 when the army said he went above the call of duty to retrieve supplies for fellow soldiers while his company was under attack by more than 200 taliban fighters. sergeant carter will be the fifth living recipient to be awarded the medal of honor for actions in iraq or afghanistan. lisa argen is here now with a talk about the end of the month and how it's all shaping up. >> we are looking at a lot of cloud cover in san francisco, north of the bay, as well, the exploratorium. we are starting off much milder but that doesn't necessarily mean we will end up warmer today. i will explain and let you know how the rest of august is shaping up. >> also ahead, growing tensions in syria. how the united states could soon get involved. and emirates new zealand is now just a win away from advance to go the america's cup final against team oracle usa. what stopped the kiwis >> knew this morn
ABC
Aug 25, 2013 9:00am PDT
president obama will award the medal of honor to a soldier who grew up in the bay area. staff sergeant ty carter was serving in afghanistan in 2009 when the army said he went above the call of duty to retrieve supplies for fellow soldiers while his company was under attack by more than 200 taliban fighters. he's from antioch. sergeant carter will be the fifth living recipient to be awarded the medal of honor for actions in iraq or afghanistan. meteorologist lisa argen here now with a preview of the accuweather forecast. >> well, we have extra clouds and less wind this morning. it allows for a mild start. in fact, the clouds are burning back already. san francisco in the 60s. we will look for a nice, mild afternoon here. the heat, well, it hasn't been too hot inland. we will talk about a little bit of warmth coming your way for the week ahead. that's next. >> thank you, lisa. also next, new developments surrounding last week's alleged chemical attack in syria. what the white house is saying this morning. and emrats new zealand now just a win away from advance to go the america's cup final.
ABC
Aug 25, 2013 5:00pm PDT
would set the middle east ablaze. president obama is looking at different ways to respond to the crisis. >> bay area soldier set to receive a rare honor bestowed on the bravest service members. tomorrow president obama will award the medal of honor to staff sergeant ty carter of antioch. the army says he was serving in afghanistan in 2009 when he went above the call of duty. he retrieved supplies for soldiers while his company was under attack by more than 200 taliban fighters. sergeant carter will be the fifth living recipient of the medal of honor for actions in iraq or afghanistan. >>> ahead rivalry on the water. get ready for the ultimate sailing grudge match as the u.s. learns its challenger in the quest for the america's cup. >>> taking a peek outside, a little humid out there. leigh glasser will tell us if there's any warming. >>> and more with what's up? >> we'll have more on the fierce winds and the state of department. also too little too late, that message from the u.s. to syria tonight. is the u.s. preparing to take major action now. and would you spend up to 35 grand to att
ABC
Aug 26, 2013 11:00am PDT
jumping. [ male announcer ] helping you -- now that's what's important to us. >> president obama is about to award staff sergeant ty carter the nation's highest military on at the white house. originally from antioch, staff sergeant carter is receiving the medal for his courageous actions in afghanistan in october of 2009 when he braved enemy fire a half dozen times to carry injured soldiers to medical ail and deliver ammunition all during a firefight with the taliban. carter is only the 5th living recipient of the medal of honor awarded for service in iraq and afghanistan. he is a father of three. we are waiting for the president to approach the podium. we are streaming the ceremony, live, right now, on our website at abc7news.com. >> we are also following developing news from syria where u.n. people say snipers have spot at their teams several times to inspect the use of chemical weapons on rebel for thes. activists claim 1,300 people were killed last wednesday. syria denies they used the poison but a senior white house official says there is very little doubt. >> happening now in texas
ABC
Aug 27, 2013 4:30am PDT
. >> the governor spoke with president obama who committed federal dollars to battling the fire. the governor could be asking the feds for additional help soon. >> this morning engineers are scrabbling to send more water from the hetchy reservoir to the bay area. ashes falling into the reservoir but not affecting the quality. managers are testing the water they time as day. officials say if the quality is affected, there are other local reservoirs to draw from. >> hundreds gathered in berkeley to remember a city owned camp destroyed in the rim fire. people sang songs and shared memories of tuolumne camp that was overrun by flames over the weekend. it has been in operation since 1922. we will have more on the vigil ahead. >> caltran says the problem with defective bolts on the bay bridge have been resolved as they close the bridge tomorrow night. crews showed us shims they placed under the bridge that have been wedged in place to prevent the span from rocking extensively. caltran says they will be removed in december when new saddles are installed to reinforce the bolts. the bridge will be closed to
ABC
Aug 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. the student was shaken by the incident, but is otherwise okay. >>> a declaration from president obama. what he is saying tonight about the potential of american initter venges in syria. intervention in syria. and a father overjoyed to see his son. why this moment was so emotional. also -- >> because they marched america became for free and more fair. >> 50 years after martin luther king, junior's speech, america still has a dream. plus the little girl who stole the show at today's ceremony. >> i'm abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. as you look at a live picture right now, foggy scene over san francisco. we'll check out your wake up weather. plus a look at what weather united states has concluded the syrian government used weapons in an attack on its citizens. the president says he is now reviewing his options and will meet with his senior advisors and national security team about what to do. those options could include a retaliatory strike against the syrian government. the president insists though that u.s. involvement would not be a repeat of iraq. >>> take a look at this emotionally-cha
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